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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission falls within the aims and scope of the International Marine Energy Journal.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is in PDF format. All source files (Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, LaTeX) have also been uploaded separately. In addition, all images have been uploaded in high resolution format (>300 dpi for photographs; >600dpi for raster graphics). PNG, JPEG, TIFF and EPS formats are accepted.
  • Where available, DOIs (or URLs) for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the journal template files.
  • If submitting for a special issue, the correct journal section has been selected and if applicable, the code sent with the invitation e-mail has been added to the 'Comments to the Editor'

Author Guidelines

For comprehensive guidance on how to prepare your manuscript, including:

    • Citation format
    • Figures and tables
    • Formulae
    • General style,

please download one of the following templates for drafting your article for IMEJ:

LibreOffice Writer


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Microsoft Word


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Note for LaTeX users: the IMEJ style is based on the IEEETran style, which contains comprehensive instructions and many macros for doing things like tables spanning two columns etc. Please don't add in other packages unless it is really necessary and if you do, please add a note when you submit explaining which packages you have added.

ICOE 2021 Special Issue

By invitation of the Special Issue Guest Editor only. Submitting authors will be required to enter a code in the 'Comments to Editor' upon submission.


IMEJ editorials

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